Tips And Advice On How To Go Running With Your Dog

Dogs are cool. Spending time with your furry four-legged friend is a proven stress buster and mood enhancer. Could you combine your love of running with your love for your dog? Image credit Could your dog be your running partner? Dogs can be great running partners. Think about it – dogs are relatively quiet and won’t...


Running Shoes vs Vibrams vs Barefoot Running: The Pros And Cons

When you’re out running, look around and check out everyone else’s feet (without looking creepy). You’re bound to see a plethora of runners in traditional running shoes, one or two people wearing Vibram FiveFingers, and perhaps the occasional barefoot runner. Each of these factions are fiercely defensive of their type of running gear (or lack...


The Fast and the Famous: 7 Hardcore Celebrity Runners and Marathon Finishers

Finishing a marathon is no simple feat, and to do it more than once is an awe-inspiring achievement. Some celebrities run for charity and never do it again, while others run with with a burning desire to beat their own personal best time and put another notch on their marathon belt. Think you have what...


The Ancient And Surprising History Of The Treadmill

The treadmill was not originally designed to be one of the greatest exercise machines of all time. From its original purposes, including churning butter and punishing convicts, no one could have foreseen it would become the king of all aerobic equipment. How did the modern treadmill wheel its way into the fitness world’s collective psyche? Let’s...


A Simple Guide To Running Gear For Beginners

Running is pretty simple when it comes to the gear you need. You’ll be using your feet 100% of the time, so you need shoes that can withstand all the foot-to-pavement impact while providing your feet with ample support. This will help you avoid injuries and run longer. If you want to be all Spartan about...


Wacky Races: 7 bizarre and unusual running races from around the globe

We all have different ways of coping with the challenges of running. Some turn to audio books or music, while others try to gamify the experience and pretend they’re being chased by zombies. Injecting a little humour can also go a long way, especially when pain and fatigue set in. If you’re tired of a...


Amplify Your Runner’s High With 7 Of The World’s Most Beautiful Runs

There are many epic places to go for a run in the world. My own personal bucket list is to go for a run in all seven continents. If you’ve got the time and the resources to do it, here’s a collection of seven of the most scenic running spots in the world. Asia –...


How Adding Strength Training To Your Routine Makes You A Better Runner

Running is a demanding sport. It can take 6-8 weeks to train for a 5k, and a lot can happen in between your training and the race itself. Every runner’s nightmare is to get an injury while training. Nearly 70% of runners will acquire injuries, many due to muscle weakness, imbalance and overuse. This can occur becaus...


How To Conquer Rhythmic Breathing – A Guide For New Runners

There is more to being a good runner than putting one foot in front of the other. Diet and training programs all contribute to how well you perform on your weekly run, but so does your breathing technique. In fact, the proper breathing technique might be what is required to take your running to t...


The Fascinating Story Of The Man Who Never Stops Running

Dean Karnazes is one of the most recognisable and successful runners in the U.S. From getting scorched while running in Death Valley’s 120 degree heat, to getting frozen in the South Pole’s minus 40 degree cold, the man dubbed as ‘The Ultramarathon Man’ seems unstoppable. Dean Karnazes proves that you’re never too old – or...